For 20 years, the Happy Sport watches by Chopard have been appealing to devotees of contemporary, daring, and subtly unconventional timepieces. This year, the Chopard icon combines steel and rose gold within a contemporary and technical watch housing a self-winding movement.
It was in 1993 that Caroline Scheufele created one of the Chopard icons, the Happy Sport watch. Repeatedly interpreted over the years in occasionally humorous and consistently elegant ways, it has lived under various highly evocative identities: Happy Beach, La Vie en Rose, Happy Spirit, Mystery Pink etc etc.
In 2013, to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Chopard unveiled the new Happy Sport Medium Automatic. The famous moving diamonds – one of the most fascinating jewellery innovations in recent decades – added an unprecedented mechanical dimension to their entrancing natural charm.
Today, Chopard provides a new two-tone backdrop for this self-winding movement. The Happy Sport Medium Automatic features a case and bracelet in steel and 18-carat rose gold, framing a dainty silver-toned dial with a central guilloché motif and seven merrily dancing diamonds.
Elegant, sophisticated and entirely loyal to the spirit of the original Happy Sport, the new Happy Sport Medium Automatic reveals a guilloché silver-toned dial, a tribute to the decorative traditions of classical watchmaking and a perfect backdrop to highlight the seven moving diamonds. On the back, a sapphire crystal provides a chance to admire its mechanical self-winding movement adorned with a straight Côtes de Genève motif also known as Geneva stripes. Its 36 mm-diameter steel and 18ct rose gold case is water-resistant to 30 metres and fitted with an alligator leather strap or an 18ct rose gold bracelet.
Stainless steel and 18ct rose gold
Total diameter: 36.00 mm
Thickness: 12.08 mm
Water resistance: 30 m
18ct rose gold crown set with a blue sapphire (6.00 mm)
Polished 18ct rose gold bezel
Seven moving diamonds
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Mechanical self-winding movement
Diameter: 26.20 mm
Thickness: 3.60 mm
Number of jewels: 25
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Power reserve: 42 hours
Dial and hands
Silver-toned dial, central guilloche motif
Gold-toned hour, minute and seconds hands
Functions and displays
Central display of the hour, minute and seconds
Date at 4.30
Bracelet and buckle
Steel and 18ct rose gold bracelet (Ref. 278559-6002)
Ref. 278559-6001 with alligator leather strap